What Is the “Byrd Rule”?

What Is the “Byrd Rule” & Why Is It One Line of Defense in Contesting the Inclusion of Revisions to the 90/10 Rule In the FY21 Budget Reconciliation Bill (The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021) Overview Because lawmakers included a provision to modify the 90/10...

Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021

Disclaimer Part One: We realize this is a very long post, but we wanted to provide you with our initial review and summary of the legislation that passed last night and is awaiting President Trump’s signature immediately. Overview A little over 36 hours ago Press...

New HEERF Guidance Just Sent Out From the Department

On September 23, 2020 ED released new, additional HEERF guidance providing further clarification and favorable responses to issues raised by the higher education community on four key topics.  This is the first of several pieces of new guidance that we have been...

Revised Student HEERF Grant Reporting Guidance

Notice of Public Posting Requirement of (Student) Grant Information for Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) Grantees Released As Predicted Last Friday Institutional Grant Guidance Expected to be Published Prior to the Labor Day Holiday “Be On the Lookout...

New Title IX Regulatory Requirements Summary

In order to assist institutions of higher education in complying with the new Title IX regulations that went into effect on August 14, 2020, the Department’s Office of Civil Rights developed a nine-page “Summary of Major Provisions of the Department of...